According to the Democrat Caucus, we should NOT be allowed to defend ourselves, because TOO many people are being shot.
The Congressional Progressive Caucus has announced it will introduce
legislation designed to strip Americans of the right to defend
themselves. Called “Stop Shoot First Laws,” the amendment to the
Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill under consideration in
the House would deny states federal funding allocated under section 505
of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 if they
continue to allow citizens to defend themselves.
“Shoot first laws have already cost too many lives,” said Progressive Caucus co-chairs Keith Ellison and Raul Grijalva
upon introducing their amendment. “In Florida alone, deaths due to
self-defense have tripled since the law was enacted. Federal money
shouldn’t be spent supporting states with laws that endanger their own
people. This is no different than withholding transportation funds from
states that don’t enforce seatbelt laws.”
“The message here is if you have this kind of law that your federal
funding is going to take a hit because they make states less safe,” Adam
Sarvana, communications director for Grijalva, told Politico.
In other words, the Democrats will force states to choose between
putting their citizens at the mercy of violent criminals or taking
Because the House does not have an open amendment process, the
amendment will likely not see a vote on the floor. Ellison and Grijalva
introduced the amendment in and effort to further politicize the Trayvon
Martin case and increase pressure on the Second Amendment.
But...wait...aren't the people being shot under Stand Your Ground, being shot BECAUSE they are ATTACKING someone, committing a crime, raping, robbing and pillaging?! This move would make it tantamount to creating a country where openly attacking, robbing, or murdering is legal, but defending yourself against the same, would be all but illegal. These bastards are NUTS!!
If they believe this, then let's DISBAND the Secret Service and take away all their hardened vehicles. If defending ourselves is wrong, then the SS defending them is wrong!